Flying High

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Some planes are just more efficient than others. Young mathematicians use data on the number of seats, airborne speed, flight length, fuel consumption, and operating cost for airplanes to analyze their efficiency. They select and use rates to justify any conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners analyze the data using a spreadsheet program
  • Get the class to research more up-to-date information (provided data is from the early 1990s)
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have experience with rates and with data analysis
  • Includes student handout for the task
  • Provides sample response in an answer key
  • None